Tag Archives: Social Security

Third Rail No More?

Some things in life are rare.  My drawing inspiration from one of Paul Krugman’s op-eds in the New York Times is not.  For years my Monday and Thursday morning routine has included reading them and yesterday was no exception.  It … Continue reading

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The Education Gorilla

Political and other stories are filled with 800 pound gorilla references.  The story usually speaks of the 800 pound gorilla in the room that nobody is willing to talk about.  Education often filled that role in politics.  Thus far in … Continue reading

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Two-thirds Of A Failed, Old Argument

About 20 Republican presidential wannabes descended on New Hampshire this past weekend.  There were plenty of Hilary jokes and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, (who may be the last man left in America that actually thinks he has a chance … Continue reading

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Hidden Agenda Or Just Plain Stupid?

The 114th Congress came into session on Tuesday January 6th.  It didn’t take long for it to pass its first harmful resolution.  The first order of business was basically roll call.  The next was the election of the Speaker of … Continue reading

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Obama’s To Do List Addition For Future Progressives

Last Friday President Obama hit the road in an effort to prevue his State of the Union address and build public support for it.  Even the most powerful man in the world can’t control the news cycle.  The world’s attention … Continue reading

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2016 Republicans: Paul Ryan

Woody Allen said, “80% of life is showing up.”  The percentage varies depending on which source you accept, but the concept is what is important.  To put it in baseball terms, you can’t get a hit without first steeping in … Continue reading

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2016 Republicans: Marco Rubio

Today we continue the series with a look at Florida Senator Marco Rubio.  In answering the three questions I will make one bold prediction.  Rubio will run and that will have an impact on the race; he will not win; … Continue reading

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2016 Republicans: Rick Santorum

Most of my readers are interested in what I think will happen in politics; that is one of the major reasons they read my articles.  Everything is an educated guess.  I am far from the level where I have a … Continue reading

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Bad News Sells

Twice in as many weeks Paul Krugman proved his brilliance in the New York Times.  Friday’s online edition featured his op-ed entitled, Secret Deficit Lovers.  The opening line, “What if they balanced the budget and nobody knew or cared?” provoked … Continue reading

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